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Missy Hexum, weather advisor from Bell Bank will be the featured speaker for the February Living Well Education Series session sponsored by Lake Region Healthcare (LRH). The session will be held at the Fergus Falls Public Library community room beginning at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4. 

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Otter Tail County, home to 1,048 lakes, is hosting the 2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener May 7 -10. One of the goals of the event will be to highlight the lakes in the county, so anglers from all over are encouraged to fish any body of water in Otter Tail County during the event. Medi…

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Lisa Rodgers’ commute to work is a little simpler than the average person’s: she walks upstairs. She purchased the building on East Junius Avenue in Fergus Falls in February. The building used to be a podiatrist office, and Rodgers and her husband, Jim, fixed up the basement apartment before…



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The Birak Area Shrine Club annual Christmas Party and Officer Installation Night was held Saturday, at Beach Bums on the west shore of Otter Tail Lake. 

Take control of your money with Financial Peace University (FPU)! This nine-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help tackle budgeting, pay off debt, and make your money work for you! 

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Getting a group of people to work toward a common goal usually leads to success. With that in mind, Jen Thielke and the Darby Project Minnesota are asking the community to run, walk, row or bike on Feb. 1 for the first “All The Way” Run Ranger Run Community Kick-Off.

The Fergus Falls Public Library is hosting a free movie night on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. This recently released film is "the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed…

This is one in a series of articles written by students who received scholarships in 2019 awarded through the Fergus Falls Area Dollars for Scholars chapter.   The purpose of these articles is to thank the community for its support of students and their higher education goals.

Andrew Jossund of Gary, was crowned the 2020 Minnesota State Auctioneers Association Champion Auctioneer from a talented field of 24 auctioneers from Minnesota and surrounding states. Andrew will represent Minnesota at this year's International Auctioneer Championship in San Diego, Californi…

In an ongoing effort to grow and enhance our area workforce, and address the biggest challenge area employers are facing (finding qualified employees), Greater Fergus Falls (GFF) has continued its partnership with M State Fergus Falls and West Central Initiative to provide a business educati…

According to the National Weather Service, the blizzard warning for Otter Tail County is in effect until 6 p.m. today (Saturday). Wind gusts expected to be 55 mph and 1-3 inches of accumulated snow. Reduce visibility and slippery roads expected for those that travel.

Patrick Murphy from Underwood qualified for the Fall 2019 dean's list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

According to Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, no unnecessary travel is advised for the western half of Otter Tail County. The road conditions and visibility are deteriorating the farther west you travel, on both county and state highways. This is expected to worsen with time. Remember to …

The nationally recognized Concordia Band from Concordia College, Moorhead, announces its annual domestic tour Feb. 2-9. The band will perform a joint concert with the Fergus Falls High School wind ensemble, conducted by Scott Kummrow, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Kennedy Secondary School, 60…

Gregg Raisanen, vice president of academic and student affairs at Alexandria Technical & Community College recognizes individual students for academic excellence during fall 2019. The following students were named to the dean’s list for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher fall semester 2019:

On Sunday, Jan. 19, Anna Wasescha will speak at the Unitarian Church of Underwood on  “The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals” developed by the United Nations.  These global goals are as relevant in our region as they are anywhere in the world. West Central Initiative has a new three-year st…

Lutheran Brethren Seminary’s J-Term will be held at Lutheran Brethren Seminary, 1036 W. Alcott Ave., Fergus Falls, on Monday, Jan. 20 – Wednesday, Jan. 22. There is a great lineup of presentations this year! The discussion on Monday, Jan. 20 is of the biblical (both Old and New Testaments) t…

Ridgewater College would like to acknowledge those students earning recognition on the dean’s lists for fall semester 2019.  In order to be included on the Dean’s list a student must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled in at least 12 credits, and meet certain othe…

The Otter Tail County Story Mapping Project is a 10-month pilot project by Rethos: Places Reimagined in partnership with the Otter Tail County Historical Society and Springboard for the Arts. The purpose of the project is to collect and map the stories of Otter Tail County by engaging commun…

Matthew Meech recently graduated from CDA Technical Institute, earning a five-month trade degree in commercial diving. His CD degree involves construction projects completed underwater such as  bridges, dams, docks and more using pneumatic hydraulic, bronco burning rods to cut through metal.…

The Red River Watershed Management Board (RRWMB) is holding a drainage conference on Monday, Jan. 27 at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Moorhead. The intended audience is public drainage authorities including watershed districts and counties in the Red River Basin of Minnesota. S…

Jacquelyn (Jackie) Marquardt has been named associate banker at the Fergus Falls sales office of American Federal Bank.  

On Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m., Empowering Kids will host a sensory friendly movie at the Comet Theater in Perham. Doolittle will play with a few adaptations geared toward those with sensory challenges.  The volume will be turned down and the lights will be a little brighter.  Most important…

The Viking Library Governing Board will meet on Tuesday Jan. 21, 2020 at 6 p.m. in the Viking Library System Board meeting room in Fergus Falls.